Interaction Processes in Collaborative Learning Networks: A Social Interdependence Perspective
Christian Sorgenfrei
Stefan Smolnik
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Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2014), 14-17 Dezember, Auckland, Neuseeland, 2014, 13 Seiten, online. {Link}

Information systems and communication tools such as online discussions forums are increasingly replacing traditional instructor-led learning methods with collaborative learning networks. Collaborative learning networks emphasize the distributed nature of learning and community-based sharing of knowledge, where people connect and collectively contribute knowledge to a learning community. However, the value realized through collaborative learning depends on social interaction processes that take place among members of a learning network. The aim of this paper is to present our ongoing research on social interaction processes, their determinants, and their effects on individual and group learning performance. We investigate the role of different social interaction processes in collaborative learning networks, where students’ learning is derived from (instead of with) the learning community. As a result, we aim to offer theoretical insights into how collaborative learning networks enhance the learning outcomes of both the individual and group.

Lehrstuhl Smolnik | 17.12.2018